I am an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at
the Kent State University. I received B.E. and M.S. degrees in
computer science from the Tsinghua University of China in 1997 and
2000. I further received my PhD degree in computer science from the
Stony Brook University in 2006. My research interests include
natural phenomena modeling, physically-based simulation and
visualization, data and information visualization, image and
geometric processing, and general purpose computing on graphics
My research is currently supported by NSF for fluid simulation and visualization system, and by Ohio Board of Regents for visual analytics. I am working with several PhD and Master students at the Visualization and Graphics Lab of Kent State.
Find some computer animations created in my research at Ye Zhao's Youtube channel .
I teach several advanced graphics and visualization courses, as well as undergraduate core courses. Current teaching Fall 2011: Information Visualization
See details in my personal webpage.
Langevin Particle: A Self-Adaptive Lagrangian Primitive For Flow Simulation Enhancement, Fan Chen, Ye Zhao, Zhi Yuan, Computer Graphics Forum (Eurographics’11),
30(4), 435-444, Eurographics, 2011
STREAMIT: Dynamic visualization and interactive exploration of text streams, Jamal Alsakran, Yang Chen, Ye Zhao, Jing Yang, and Dongning Luo. Proceedings of IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium, March, 2011, IEEE.
Enhancing Fluid Animation with Adaptive, Controllable and Intermittent Turbulence, Ye Zhao, Zhi Yuan, Fan Chen, In Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium onComputerAnimation 2010, pages 75-84, Madrid, Spain, July, 2010
Visual simulation of thermal fluid dynamics in a pressurized water reactor, Zhe Fan, Yu-Chuan Kuo, Ye Zhao, Feng Qiu, Arie Kaufman and William Arcieri, The Visual Computer, 25(11), November 2009, pp. 985-996 , Springer, 2009
Lattice Boltzmann based PDE solver on the GPU. Ye Zhao, The Visual Computer, volume 24, number 5, pages 323-333, Springer, May, 2008
Visual Simulation of Heat Shimmering and Mirage. Ye Zhao, Yiping Han, Zhe Fan, Feng Qiu, Yuchuan Kuo, Arie Kaufman and Klaus Mueller, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol 13, No 1, pages 179-189, 2007
Flow Simulation with Locally-Refined LBM. Ye Zhao, Feng Qiu, Zhe Fan and Arie Kaufman, In Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games, pages 181-188, 2007